Why this war on Gaddafi is a trap

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well, I've no time to translate my recent comment but I didn't want the english readers to think M Plenel's position was the position of all the subscribers of Mediapart.

 

La Libye ou l’Ethique de conviction

 

Edwy Plenel dans son billet « cette guerre est un piège » confond à mon avis son aversion politique pour tout ce que représente Nicolas Sarkozy comme danger pour la démocratie (aversion que je partage complètement) avec l’affaire libyenne qui est un «en-soi » qu’il décrit d’ailleurs comme « une juste cause internationale pervertie par les calculs politiciens du pouvoir français ».

 

 

Autrement dit, la question est de savoir si du fait que nous ne sommes pas dupes de la manipulation politicienne de N Sarkozy, il fallait ne pas intervenir en Libye. La réponse d’Edwy Plenel n’est pas aussi claire que le pensent beaucoup de commentateurs de Mediapart ; en effet en rappelant que l’issue de l’intervention anglaise dans les îles malouines a été la chute de la dictature argentine, Edwy Plenel ramène le débat au centre : l’enjeu de l’intervention (qui n’est pas seulement française) c’est bien la chute de khadafi et non la réélection de Sarkozy.

 

 

Autrement dit, soutenir l’intervention sous mandat de l’ONU ce n’est en aucun cas « blanchir » N Sarkozy et ses affidés de la politique de soutien qu’ils ont menés sans faillir aux dictatures moyennes orientales, ni avaliser une politique intérieure qui laisse le pays exsangue et haineux et nous restons convaincu, comme Edwy Plenel que N Sarkozy n’est animé par aucune éthique de conviction.

 

 

 

PS : Reste que dans les plus virulents billets médiapartistes, la critique de l’action internationale en Libye est une posture qui doit être appréhendée comme telle et non comme une position politique. La même posture pourrait amener les mêmes personnes à critiquer le manque d’action internationale en protection des populations libyennes.

Why this war in Ivory Coast is not a trap ! By Edwy Plenel

We are waiting for this brilliant paper, but Me Mignard, who represents Mediapart is busy with his other client, Alassane Ouattara.

Thank you, Mister Plenel, for this very thoughtful, informative, and interesting editorial.

Gracias señor Plenel, para este editorial interesante, considerado y lleno de informaciones.

Danke Herr Plenel, für diesen Leitartikel, der interessant, durchdacht und mit den Informationen voll ist.

Des infirmières bulgares aux vacances de Gaino à Tripoli en passant par la sinistre farce du camping éliséen, le "guide" n'a pas toujours senti le souffre,loin s'en faut, il sentait plutôt le doux parfum du pétrole.

Ce sont d'ailleurs toujours ces mêmes champs pétrolifères qui ont achevé de convaincre l'Elisée de "faire donner la chasse" et non pas le fait que les mercenaires à la solde de Mouamar tiraient (et tirent toujours) sans vergogne sur le bon peuble lybien.

Et si en plus Sarko peut se draper de la toge écarlate de Cesar Imperator histoire de tenter (sans succès à ce jour) de redorer son pauvre blason alors c'est tout bénef !! (et net d'impôts pour Total ! mais ça c'est une autre histoire...)

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Al-Jazeera Beirut bureau chief resigns

Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:49AM

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Al-Jazeera's Beirut Bureau Chief Ghassan Ben Jeddo

Al-Jazeera's Beirut Bureau Chief Ghassan Ben Jeddo has resigned over what he described "biased" coverage of Middle East revolutions by the Qatari-based satellite channel.


The renowned Tunisian-born journalist and television presenter tendered his resignation earlier this month for a number of reasons, most importantly Al-Jazeera's "lack of professionalism and objectivity" in covering the ongoing revolutions in Middle Eastern countries, including Yemen and Bahrain, As-Safir reported Friday.
There has been no official confirmation from Al-Jazeera management as to whether Ghassan's resignation has been accepted.
"Ghassan Ben Jeddo believes Al-Jazeera TV news channel no longer pursues an independent and unbiased policies, and quite conversely, is in pursuit of a certain type of policies regarding the brewing uprisings in the region," As-Safir reported.
The Tunisian journalist said the Qatari-based satellite channel has launched a smear campaign against the Syrian government and has turned into "a propaganda outlet," the report added.
The report added that while the station covered the events in Libya, Syria and Yemen, it barely mentioned the bloodshed in Bahrain.
People in Bahrain have been holding anti-government protests since February 14, demanding constitutional reforms as well as an end to the Al Khalifa monarchy.
Demonstrators maintain that they will continue to protest until their demands for freedom, constitutional monarchy, and a proportional voice in the government are met.
The peaceful popular movement in Bahrain has been violently repressed, leaving scores of anti-regime protesters killed and many others missing.
Prior to joining Al-Jazeera in 1997, Ben Jeddo worked for the BBC network, the London-based Al-Hayat daily and in a number of other Arab newspapers.
He is the only journalist to have interviewed the Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, during the Israel-Lebanon conflict. Ben Jeddo has also interviewed Leader of Lebanon's Progressive Socialist Party Walid Jumblat and former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
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This commentary piece on the international military offensive against the regime of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi (first published by Mediapart in French on March 23rd) is also a more general reflection upon the blindness of our modern times. In this context, it is well worth recalling the prophetic illustration of a journalist's duty in wartime offered by French writer Albert Camus, and concerning the final chapter of World War II.

On August 8th, 1945, writing against the current of every received opinion and of those of others who had the pretension of being part of it, he published an editorial in the French newspaper Combat, which was created by the Resistance movement during the WWII occupation of France. His article went against the current of views held at the end of WWII, because it criticized the dropping of the atomic bomb upon Hiroshima which, followed by the next that dropped upon Nagasaki, forced the surrender of Japan, an ally of Nazi Germany. Camus wrote that the "grave news" of Hiroshima must encourage people "to appeal even more energetically for a true international society, in which the super powers would have no more rights than those of small or medium-sized nations, in which war, a scourge that human intelligence has transformed into definitive being, will no longer depend upon such or such a State's doctrines or appetites."